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Main St. Plant is done deal

ECUA board and its citizens advisory committee approved in principle the financing plan for the relocation of the Main St. Sewage Treatment Plant. They will vote 5-0 when the interlocal agreements are presented at their formal meeting. Unless the City of Pensacola backs out on using CRA money, [...]

Ritchie backsliding

Ritchie backsliding

The Democratic polls are in. Ritchie has 21 point lead over all other candidates. Dem. House Leader Ron Saunders and others are working hard to get DeeDee Ritchie to change her mind. Promises of choice committee assignments, key leadership positions are being showered on her. Campaign monies are [...]

Springfest still has pulse

Springfest still has pulse

The Independent News is working with some selfless individuals to bring back Springfest in 12 weeks. Our budget is small. We're not out to attract 100,000's or to make any money off putting it on.We want a music festival that celebrates music and is a fun downtown event. The Bands won't be major [...]

Ford blankets GB

Ford blankets GB

House District 3 candidate Clay Ford has begun his door-to-door campaign. He has blanketed much of his base area Gulf Breeze leaving flyers at most doors. His message is his experience in public service makes him the best candidate.

Springfest R.I.P.

Springfest R.I.P.

Troy Moon reported the death of Springfest in the daily newspaper today. This comes as no surprise considering the 2006 event was cancelled and no word has been mentioned about it in the past six months. Why? The event lost money four years straight - under three different managers -Emerald [...]

Gas may dip below $2

Reuters reports: Oil prices plunged nearly 4 percent to below $51 a barrel on Tuesday after Saudi Arabia said OPEC production cuts were working well and there was no need for an emergency meeting of the producer group. U.S. crude traded down $1.92 to $51.07 per barrel at 1831 GMT after touching [...]

Crist rewards campaign team

Crist rewards campaign team

The Herald-Tribune reports today the hefty bonuses Charlie Crist gave his winning campaign team: George LeMieuxm,  Chief of Staff $200K Arlene DiBenigno, Political dtr $100K Vivian Myrtetus, Communications dtr $74K Jim Rimes, Operation dtr $46K. Two dozen campaign staffers got nearly [...]

Scarborough won’t split hospitals

George Scarborough is winning over many of the same Baptist Hospital docs that supported Holly Benson so heavily. Both Collier Merrill and his brother Joe are board members at Sacred Heart. Some political insiders were trying to see the GOP nomination race as battle between the two hospitals [...]

Gulf Breeze extends Christmas Holidays to February

Somebody needs to tell GB City Hall that the holidays are over and it's time to take the lighted snowmen, Santas and candy canes off the medians.

ECUA still silent on Main St plan

County has reduced its request on landfill contract to 10 years with CPI adjustments annually. ECUA is still holding out. Not sure whether stumbling block is Exec. Director Steve Sorrell or Board member Larry Walker. By my count, county proposal would pass on the ECUA board, 4 to 1, with Walker [...]

Skip Hunter did consider

One person who has kicked around running for House District 3 is Skip Hunter. Hunter once ran for Florida Insurance Commissioner. Made his fortune in insurance. Last August, he and his wife donated $1 million to UWF to be used for an amphi-theater at the Community Maritime Park. It may be too [...]

Another endorsement for Campbell

Representing Escambia County Area Transit (Bus/Trolley Operators, Customer Service Reps, & Maintenance) Pensacola Bay Transportation (Escambia & Santa Rosa Counties – Drivers & Mechanics) Board of County Commissioners Escambia County, Florida (Blue Collar Workers - Classified [...]

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